Michael Desmond is a singer/songwriter from Locust Valley on Long Island. He sings and plays guitar in the band, Gabriel the Marine. In the summer of 2007, Michael had crafted a number of songs, and showed them to his neighbor, Dylan Ebrahimian. Together, the two wrote and exchanged ideas frequently. Many of the songs written at this time would be used for the first Gabriel EP. In December of 2007, when Mark Herburger left The Farewell Effect, Mike filled in on guitar for him and played with the group for two shows before the group disbanded to form Gabriel the Marine.
Mike currently attends Five Towns College for Music Education.